David Monk, President
David served as Executive Director of Beyond Toxics from 2001-2004 and as Board President from 2005-07. He was appointed by the Eugene City Council to the Lane Regional Air Protection Agency board in 2007 and served two 3-year terms. He has recently been involved in campaigns to hold public officials accountable and returns to Beyond Toxics with the hope of assisting our current campaigns.
When not involved in political work, David learns life lessons from his teenagers at home and plays recreational volleyball.
Michelle Holman, Vice President
Michelle is a board member of the Lane Educational Service District Board and also the Mapleton School Board. She is the co-founder of an NGO providing food and school supplies for poor children at the Cooke Street School in Savanna La Mar, Jamaica. Michelle serves on the Board Recruitment Committee. As a resident of the Oregon Coast range, she has been active in pesticide issues for more than 30 years.
Gwyneth Iredale, Beyond Toxics Secretary
Gwyneth’s work experience spans the business side of book publishing, graphic design/corporate identity in New York City to software development and website applications in San Francisco and now here in Eugene. Her professional career has spanned many key roles and helped her build a broad range of skills, including Director of Marketing, Director of Public Relations, Director of Business Development and Senior Sales Consultant. Gwyneth attended Hamilton College and Pratt Institute, lives in Eugene with her two children and enjoys running, gardening and painting.
Katalina Herrera, Beyond Toxics Treasurer
Kat Herrera currently works at Centro Latino Americano, coordinating the behavioral health services programs for Latino families. She grew up in Texas, earning her Bachelor’s of Arts in Public Relations and Advertising from the University of Houston. Coming from an environmental justice background, Kat has worked closely with disproportionately affected neighborhoods subjected to unchecked pollution. Kat hopes to bridge generational gaps within the environmental movement. She is also a painter and plays for the Eugene Women’s Rugby Team, the Eugene Reign.
Lokyee is a graduate student at the University of Oregon. Currently she is working towards two degrees: Masters in Environmental Studies and Masters in Community and Regional Planning. Born and raised in Los Angeles, she received her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from University of California San Diego. Her current masters research focuses on Environmental Justice and how community knowledge plays a part in public policy. In her spare time, she enjoys singing, softball, and cooking.
A native Texan, Carlos is a descendant of the original Spanish colonists from the mid 1600′s. After retiring from electrical contracting in 1999, Carlos became involved in community service and neighborhood issues. He is co-chair of his neighborhood association and their representative to the Neighborhood Leaders Council, is a board member of Eugene Neighbors, Inc., and serves as an active advisor to several other boards. He volunteers with Autism Rocks, is an advocate for disability access, and is an avid recycler. He enjoys hiking, sailing, Frisbee, photography, wood working, the arts, and treasure hunting at estate sales and in dumpsters.
Carla Hervert, RN, MS
Carla is a registered nurse and exercise physiologist, and has worked in the healthcare field for over 30 years. She currently works at RiverBend Hospital as a cardiac and pulmonary educator. Carla has worked on several campaigns for human and environmental health, including cessation of field burning, and is currently helping with the West Eugene Industrial Corridor Environmental Health Project, presenting asthma clinics to the residents of West Eugene.
Carla and her husband enjoy various outdoor activities, and have hiked thousands of miles in the Pacific Northwest since relocating 14 years ago. While on these explorations, their love of nature photography has grown. They continually strive to capture the magnificence of Oregon’s diverse landscape, hoping to inspire others to care for our wild places.
Cameron Hubbe, MSW
Cameron Hubbe is a social worker for PeaceHealth Medical Center; she coordinates planning and support for patients and families with healthcare, drug/alcohol treatment, end of life, and financial concerns. She also teaches peer-to-peer counseling.
Tom Kerns, PhD
Dr. Kerns is a semi-retired Philosophy professor at Seattle Community College who teaches online courses, including Intro to Bioethics and Environment and Human Rights. Author of Environmentally Induced Illnesses: Ethics, Risk Assessment and Human Rights (McFarland, 2001). Served as commissioner on the New Zealand People’s Inquiry (2006). Tom is also Executive Director of Environment and Human Rights Advisory and Board member of Concerned Citizens for Clean Air.
A resident of Oregon for the past eighteen years, Carter is active in the poetry community as a writer, teacher, editor, and publisher. She is the author of the chapbook Naming Departure and of a full-length book of poetry Out of Refusal. A founding editor of the poetry collective Airlie Press, Carter is dedicated to disciplined and supportive collaboration for the creation of accomplished books of poetry. As a teaching artist affiliated with Young Writers Association, Carter leads poetry workshops primarily for middle school and high school students in Eugene and the surrounding rural areas. More recently, she has organized events of poetry and music to bring attention to environmental concerns in her community.
Joanne Skirving is an independent technical and grant writer with experience in medical and Oregon Health Plan communications, designing and writing e-learning, and managing health care and advocacy web sites. In addition to the Beyond Toxics Board, she is a current board member of Ceasefire Oregon and has served on the boards of Rachel’s Friends Breast Cancer Coalition, Friends of Multnomah County Library, and Oregon NARAL.
A longtime archeology groupie, Joanne is old enough to own early Beatles on vinyl. She’s a former restaurant reviewer and keeps a fork in as an enthusiastic amateur. Her garden includes Black Brandywine tomatoes, lilies, rhodies, and a moody orange cat.
Beyond Toxics Advisory Board
Bob Amundson, Ph.D., Air Toxics Specialist (Portland)
Richard Barnhart, M.D. (Coburg)
Christine Cameron, Graphic Design, owner of Cameron & Company (Eugene)
Josefina Cano, Madres para la Salud/Mothers for Health (West Eugene)
Nancy Crumpacker, M.D. (Portland)
Lynn Fessenden, Ph.D. Willamette Farm and Food Coalition (Junction City)
Don Francis, owner of Ecotech, LLC (Portland)
David Funk, co-owner of Bell+Funk (Eugene)
Jim Goes, Ph.D., Public Health (Cottage Grove)
Anita Johnson, Media (Eugene)
Marcela Mendoza, Ph.D. (Eugene)
Ed Meza, owner of Swedish Engineering Auto Repair (Eugene)
Kari Norgaard, Ph.D. UO Department of Sociology (Eugene)
Mary O’Brien, Ph.D., Co-Founder and Botanist (Utah)
Margarito Palacios, Small Farmers Project (Eugene)
Randy Phelps, M.D./Ph.D., OHSU/UO Early Child Development (Eugene & Portland)
Doug Quirk, Environmental Attorney (Eugene)
Mark Reed, Ph.D., Geologist, UO Department of Geology (Eugene)
Debra Schlenoff, Conservation Chair at Lane Audubon Society (Eugene)
Tom Schneider, retired (Portland)
Mariahm Stephenson, Oregon Commission for Women (Beaverton)
Jan Wilson, Executive Director, EarthShare Oregon (Portland)